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Free Health and Safety Management Plan Template

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Health and Safety Management Plan TemplatePurpose of Document

Health and safety management plan templates are used to outline the WHS processes for the management of safety on a construction project. The primary goal is to ensure all workers (including subcontractors) are protected from illness and injury. This form is broadly aligned with AS45001:2018.

How to Use

You should liaise with competent personnel and workers to develop a comprehensive and project specific health and safety management plan. This document is a template only and it should be customised for your business ensuring that:

  • Workplace specific risks are identified and managed, and
  • Workers are consulted with during development of WHS processes

When to Use

Health and safety management plan templates should be used to develop your plan prior to the construction projects commencing.

Who Should Use

This plan should be developed by your Safety Advisor, Project Manager or other competent person in your organisation.

Legal Considerations

There are specific legal requirements regarding health and safety management plans in the WHS Regulations. Some of the legal requirements include:

  • s(309) WHS Regulations – Duty to Prepare WHS Management Plan
  • s(310) WHS Regulations – Duty to Inform (persons of) WHS Management Plan
  • s(311) WHS Regulations – Duty to Review WHS Management Plan
  • s(313) WHs Regulations – Duty to Keep WHS Management Plan

FAQ

What is a Health and Safety Management Plan?

A Health and Safety Management Plan outlines the safety processes that will be implemented on a construction project. This document should be prepared by the Principal Contractor. 

Who needs a Health and Safety Management Plan?

Principal contractors on projects where the total sum of the project is over $250,000 must prepare a Health and Safety Management Plan.

What information should be in a Health and Safety Management Plan?

The following information should be within the Health and Safety Management Plan:

  • the names, positions and health and safety responsibilities of all persons at the workplace
  • the arrangements in place for consultation, cooperation and coordination between parties
  • the arrangements in place for managing any work health and safety incidents that occur any site-specific health and safety rules
  • the arrangements for the collection and any assessment monitoring and review of safe work method statements.

Article Sources and Further Reading

  1. Construction Work (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1705/mcop-construction-work-v1.pdf>
  2. Work health and safety management plans (WHSQ) <https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/hazards/workplace-hazards/construction/whs-management-plans>
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